Social Sciences and Humanities Career Options

English
  • Abstract Writer
  • Archivist
  • Actor/Actress
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Advertising Executive
  • Author
  • Bibliographer Bookstore Manager
  • Claim Adjuster/Examiner
  • Columnist
  • Consumer Affairs Investigator
  • Copy Editor
  • Critic
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Editor
  • English/Literature Professor
  • Feature Writer
  • Fund Raiser
  • Historical Museum Assistant
  • Indexer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Aide
  • Lexicographer
  • Librarian
  • Literary Agent
  • Lobbyist
  • Manuscript Editor
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Newspaper/Magazine Journalist
  • Office Manager Poet
  • Policy & Procedures Analyst
  • Political Campaign
  • Organizer
  • Press Secretary
  • Proofreader
  • Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Reporter
  • Researcher 
  • School Administrator
  • Screen/Television Script Writer
  • Senior Editor
  • Song Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Teacher, Social Studies
  • Technical Writer 
  • Travel Agent 
  • Writer

Please be advised that some of the occupations listed may require specific experience or additional specialized training.

Associations & Related Links

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB)
Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ)
Canadian Authors Association (CAA)
Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS)
Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA)
Ontario Teacher's Federation (OTF)
Society for Technical Communication (STC)
The Human Languages Page

General Arts
  • Animator
  • Author
  • Building Space Planner
  • Calligrapher
  • Cartoonist
  • Computer Graphics Designer
  • Curator
  • Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Journalist
  • Kitchen Designer
  • Lawyer
  • Manager
  • Museum Educator
  • Office Space Planner 
  • Photographer
  • Police Officer
  • Poster Artist
  • Professor
  • Psychotherapist
  • Researcher
  • Sign Designer
  • Sociologist
  • Teacher Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Writer

Please be advised that some of the occupations listed may require specific experience or additional specialized training.

Associations & Related Links

Canadian Arts Presenting Association
Canadian Authors' Association
Canadian Conference of the Arts
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Social Science Research Council
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada
Society of Graphic Designers of Canada
Writers' Union of Canada

History
  • Actuary
  • Antique Dealer
  • Archivist
  • Author
  • Community Relations Director
  • Consumer Advisor
  • Copywriter
  • Curator
  • Editor
  • Historian
  • Historic Site Interpreter
  • Historic Site Tour
  • Historic Writer
  • Indexer 
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Educator
  • Professor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Restoration Technician
  • Teacher, Social Studies
  • Writer

Please be advised that some of the occupations listed may require specific experience or additional specialized training.

Associations & Related Links

Canadian Council of Archives (CCA)
Canadian Historical Association (CHA)
Canadian Museums Association
Canada's National History Society
Canadian Museum of History
Heritage Canada Foundation
International Committee of Historical Sciences
Ontario Heritage Foundation
The World History Association

Indigenous Learning

 The Indigenous Learning Program helps students create a sense of cultural awareness and an understanding of political issues surrounding the aboriginal community that can be applied in a number of different fields. Indigenous Learning graduates have gone on to become teachers, nurses, community development officers, social workers, and perhaps most importantly, community leaders.

Associations & Related Links

Aboriginal Business Canada (Industry Canada)
Aboriginal Community Programs
Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)
Chiefs of Ontario
Fort William First Nation (FWFN)
Metis Nation of Ontario
Métis National Council
National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)
National Association of Friendship Centres
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Ontario Secretariat for Aboriginal Affairs
Union of Ontario Indians

Languages
  • Communications Specialist
  • Conference Interpreter
  • Court Interpreter
  • Cultural Tutor
  • Guide/Escort
  • Flight Attendant
  • Foreign Broadcast Translator
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • International Banking Manager
  • Interpreter
  • Judicial Translator
  • Passport Examiner
  • Police Officer
  • Second Language Instructor
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Writer

Please be advised that some of the occupations listed may require specific experience or additional specialized training.

Associations & Related Links

Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL)
Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT)
Canadian Language Sector Enhancement Program (CLSEP)
Language Industry Association
Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association (OMLTA)

Music
  • Accompanist
  • Archivist
  • Audiologist
  • Band Leader
  • Conductor
  • Copywriter
  • Choreographer
  • Disc Jockey
  • Folk Musician
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Marketing Director
  • Motion Picture Musical Director
  • Music Adapter
  • Musical Instrument Repairer
  • Music Arranger
  • Music Director
  • Musician
  • Music Instructor
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Writer
  • Producer
  • Professor
  • Recording Engineer
  • Recording Technician
  • Soloist
  • Sound Engineer
  • Street Musician
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Voice Teacher

Please be advised that some of the occupations listed may require specific experience or additional specialized training.

Associations & Related Links

Association of Canadian Choral Conductors (ACCC)
Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS)
Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT)
Canada Council for the Arts
Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA)
Canadian Music Centre (CMC)
Canadian Music Educators Association (CMEA)
Canadian University Music Society (MusCan)
Central Ontario Musicians' Association
Choirs Ontario
Coalition for Music Education in Canada
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
  • Alpine Guide
  • Bicycle Tour Guide
  • Boat Tour Guide
  • Bus Tour Guide
  • Camp Counsellor
  • Camp Leader
  • Canoeing Guide
  • Community Recreation Co-ordinator
  • Conservation Officer
  • Director of Recreation 
  • Dogsledding Guide
  • Escort, Tour or Travel
  • Fishing Guide
  • Forest Ranger
  • Game Warden
  • Hot Air Balloonist
  • Hunting Guide
  • Mountain Climbing Guide
  • Municipal Recreation Manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Park Naturalist
  • Physical Education and Recreation Officer
  • Recreation Administrator
  • Recreation Centre Manager
  • Student Activities Advisor
  • Youth Worker

Please be advised that some of the occupations listed may require specific experience or additional specialized training.

For more information on career opportunities in Outdoor Rec, click here.

Associations & Related Links

British Columbia Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA)
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
Canadian Tourism Commission
Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)
Federation of Ontario Naturalists
International Ecotourism Society
Superior Country (North of Superior Travel Association Re-branded)
Northern Ontario Tourism Outfitters (NOTO)
Forests Ontario
Ontario Nature - Federation of Ontario Naturalists
Ontario Parks (MNR)
Ontario Parks Association (OPA)
Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA)
Parks Canada
Tourism Thunder Bay

Philosophy
  • Arbitrator
  • Archivist
  • Claim Examiner
  • Communications Officer
  • Copywriter
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Fund Raiser
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Inventory Control Technician
  • Legal Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Sales Manager
  • Mediator 
  • Missionary
  • Museum Manager
  • Novelist
  • Poet
  • Press Secretary
  • Professor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Religious Education Worker
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Technical Writer
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Writer

Please be advised that some of the occupations listed may require specific experience or additional specialized training.

Associations & Related Links

Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS)
Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA)
Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS)
Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics (CSSPE)
Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy (CSWIP)
Career Handbook for Philosophy Majors
Ethics Practitioners' Association of Canada (EPAC)
Society for Exact Philosophy (SEP)

Political Science
  • Administrator
  • Anthropologist
  • Author
  • Banker/Financier 
  • Campaign Worker
  • Columnist
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Geographer
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Intergovernmental Affairs Chief
  • International Banking Manager
  • International Trade Specialist
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Judge
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Newspaper/Magazine Journalist
  • Peace Keeper
  • Penologist
  • Political Consultant
  • Political Organizer
  • Political Scientist
  • Public Administrator/Manager
  • Public Health Official
  • Public Opinion Interviewer
  • Public Recreation Director
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Researcher
  • Survey Worker
  • Teacher, Social Studies
  • Technical Writer
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Writer

Please be advised that some of the occupations listed may require specific experience or additional specialized training.

Associations & Related Links

Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA)
Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA)
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute for Policy Analysis
Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)
International Political Science Association (IPSA)
Law Society of Upper Canada
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Sociology
  • Anthropologist
  • Camp Counsellor
  • Caseworker/Elderly
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Community Service Agency Worker
  • Community Relations Director
  • Counsellor
  • Crime Victim Services Worker
  • Criminologist
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Director, Seminary
  • Director, Social Services Agency
  • Educator
  • Fund Raiser
  • Gerontologist
  • Group Worker
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Infant Mental Health Specialist
  • International Development Officer
  • Interviewer
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Market Researcher 
  • Men's Services Worker
  • Missionary
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Penologist
  • Personnel Manager
  • Police Officer
  • Psychotherapist
  • Public Health Statistician
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Survey Analyst
  • Relations Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Vocational Services Worker
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Woman's Service Worker
  • Youth Services Worker

Please be advised that some of the occupations listed may require specific experience or additional specialized training.

Associations & Related Links

Canadian Council on Social Development
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
International Sociological Association (ISA)
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Social Science Research Council

Visual Arts
  • Advertising Designer
  • Architect
  • Art Director
  • Art Therapist
  • Artist
  • Communications Manager
  • Curator
  • Designer
  • Editorial Cartoonist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Landscape Designer
  • Make-up Artist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Park Development Planner
  • Photographer
  • Printmaker
  • Prop Maker
  • Sculptor
  • Teacher
  • Textile Designer
  • Professor
  • Visual Artist

Please be advised that some of the occupations listed may require specific experience or additional specialized training.

 

Associations & Related Links

Alliance for Arts and Culture
Business for the Arts - The Council for Business and the Arts in Canada
Canadian Association of Arts Administration Educators
Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications (CAPIC)
Canadian Conference of the Arts
Canada Council for the Arts
Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC)
Canadian Heritage
Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC)
Federation of Canadian Artists
Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
Sculptors Society of Canada
Society of Graphic Designers of Canada
Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Women's Studies

 

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